Objective 1:

To have an engaged and active focus team that can implement the mission of Age Well

  • Current members of focus team include Marge Gagnon-chair, Elaine Habernig, Jane Riley, Claire O’Brien, and Emily Flynn. Francesca Ortolano attends as her schedule allows. Depending on location, residence of the housing site of the meeting location come.
  • Toby Krawitz because of personal issues has resigned from the heal well committee
  • Emily Flynn is instrumental in coordinating our projects to the City of Kingston, taking photos and videos to post them on the website

Future needs:

  • Additional recruitment for task implementation
  • Engage a note taker for Age Well meetings

 

Objective 2:

Seniors in the City of Kingston will have access to a comprehensive list of available resources

  • Facilities that have computers have access to
    • NY Connects
    • UCOFA Monthly newsletter
    • Live Well Kingston
    • Healthy Ulster.net
  • Facilities and agencies post senior events and activities at their locations
  • Increased contacts with SSIP with access to their monthly newsletter. This provides additional contacts with a different social and supportive group.  This group is growing and may expand to both a breakfast and a luncheon group that meets weekly

Future Activities:

  • Continue to add resource listings to the Live Well Kingston Website
  • Include information and recruitment strategies about the NYS Action Policy Council Ulster County Chapter

 

Objective 3:

Explore opportunities to enhance communication with all seniors including those who do not currently have access to technology

  • There are now 26 seniors that have graduated from the Cyberseniors Project—22 at Governor Clinton and 4 at Yosman Towers
  • 4 seniors have completed a refresher course
  • 3 new high school students have been recruited as mentors for Yosman Towers
  • Joshua created a comprehensive list of telephone companies that access the internet and are affordable for the low income population. This is now on the website
  • Our project is being used as a template in Saugerties and a new outreach/contact with Ellenville High School and healthy Way has been started

Future Activities:

  • Provide a technology Q+A café once a month at each housing site. This will start this fall
  • Explore the possibility of helping seniors create banking portals and health portals
  • Hold a technology event at Governor Clinton to introduce new technologies. This will involve Evolving Media, AT&T, the Age Well Committee with recruitment for participation to be City wide
  • Continue conversations with evolving media and schools to provide live streaming of Lunch and Learn events

 

Objective 4:

Improve Access to transportation

  • Community Action can provide transportation for people qualifying for Medicaid transportation
  • Difficulties with new meter system have been identified by the senior group with a request for easier to follow instructions and better signage
  • Explored opportunities for transportation to UC Community Action Food distribution program—survey was completed by Emily Flynn to identify food insecurity need vs. wish

 

Future Activities: 

  • Improve bus signage and schedules so they are easier to read and understand
  • Continue to explore opportunities for transportation to UC Community Action Food distribution program
  • Continued upgrading of information re UCAT and City of Kingston transportation
  • Create a short video and place on website so seniors have information on how to use WOOSH

 

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Age Well Mission

“Redesigning the Future of Aging”

To create a supportive environment that promotes active aging for seniors that includes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, financial, professional and vocational dimensions of life.

We will do this through performing a community assessment, policy adoption, program implementation, and information access with a focus on active aging through all levels of functional ability.

The Purpose of this team will be consistent with the purpose of The Live Well Kingston Commission, which is to:  

  • Serves as a resource for education and a catalyst for decisions that foster healthy attitudes
  • Acts as a catalyst of programming, policy, systems and environmental change
  • Creates synergies among organizations to provide healthy eating and physical activity programming for all people using Kingston’s assets
  • Creates alignment among the efforts of several organizations and groups
  • As a partnership, leverages resources and funding for the efforts of the coalition
  • Promotes efforts of the member organizations and partnerships within the coalition
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